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Jacob Scherr

Jacob Scherr Director of Global Strategy and Advocacy, Natural Resources Defense Council


S. Jacob Scherr is the director of global strategy and advocacy for NRDC in its Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Scherr has responsibility for overseeing international activities throughout the organization, including preparations for the Rio+20 “Earth Summit. During his career with NRDC since 1976, Mr. Scherr has served as director of the organization's international program, director of its BioGems initiative, and a senior attorney. He has worked extensively on a broad range of international environmental and nuclear issues. Mr. Scherr is a member of the boards of the Center for Global Development and the Herbert Scoville, Jr. Peace Fellowship. Mr. Scherr is a 1970 graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. In 1974, he received his J.D. with highest honors from the University of Maryland Law School in 1974.

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